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1916: Over 30 Women try-out for the first Gopher Women's Hockey team.

1922: The Saint Paul Athletic Club redesigns it's jerseys and goes on to challenge for the National Championship.

1935:  Chicago's goaltender Mike Karakas recorded the third shutout of his rookie season as the Black Hawks won 1-0 over the visiting Montreal Canadiens.

1938:  Boston's rookie goalie Frankie Brimsek played his first NHL game.  He lost 2-0 to the Canadiens (with rookie Claude Bourque getting his first career shutout), but went on to record 6 shutouts in his next 7 games, to earn the nickname 'Mr. Zero'.

1946:  Former NHL defenseman Jim McKenny born in Ottawa, Ont.  McKenny played in the NHL 1965-66 through 1978-79 with Toronto and the Minnesota North Stars.

1946: The Warroad Lakers open their first season on an outdoor rink in the center of the town.

1971:  Bill Goldsworthy scored his 5th career hat trick to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-1 win over the California Golden Seals, at the Met Center.

1971:  Former NHL defenseman Chris McAlpine born in Roseville, MN.  McAlpine played in the NHL 1994-95 through 2002-03 with New Jersey, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.

1976:  Rick MacLeish had two assists to lead the Flyers to a 2-2 tie with the North Stars at Minnesota.  Dwight Bialowas had two assists for Minnesota.

1979:  Reed Larson scored twice and added an assist, and Dan Labraaten had a goal and two assists to lead the Red Wings to a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins, in Detroit.

1980:  Tim Young scored a goal and added two assists as the Minnesota North Stars recorded the 350th win in franchise history, 5-3 over the Rangers at New York.

1982:  Steve Payne scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-1 win over the Red Wings at Detroit.

1983:  Willi Plett scored a goal and added two assists as the Minnesota North Stars won 6-4 over the Penguins at Pittsburgh.

1983:  Dave Christian scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Capitals to an 8-4 win against the visiting New Jersey Devils.

1987:  Brian Bellows scored twice, including the winner at 1:20 of overtime to lead the North Stars to a 3-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Minnesota.

1992:  Minnesota's Ulf Dahlen scored a goal and an assist in the first 4:23 of the game as the North Stars picked up a 3-1 win at Ottawa in their first game against the Senators.

1992:  Tony Granato and Corey Millen each scored twice and had two assists, and Kelly Hrudey picked up his 200th NHL victory, in the Kings' 6-3 win over the Blackhawks at a neutral site game played in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1993:  R. David Spreng and Paul Jaas put together a group of investors to form Cities Hockey Inc. as part of the new Roller Hockey International team in MN, the Arctic Blast.

1995:  Calgary's Phil Housley became the 7th defenseman in NHL history to score 900 career points, when his goal helped the Flames to an 8-2 win at Edmonton.

2001:  Craig Johnson scored twice to match his career high, Jaroslav Modry had a career-high three assists and rookie defenseman Andreas Lilja picked up an assist for his first point in 3 NHL games as the Kings won 4-2 against the visiting Nashville Predators.

2005:  Predators' Jarred Smithson scored his first career goal as the Predators outshot the Wild 46-20 for a 2-1 victory at Nashville. Dwayne Roloson made 44 saves for Minnesota.

2007:  Wes Walz officially announced his retirement after 13 NHL seasons with Boston, Philadelphia, Calgary, Detroit and the Minnesota Wild.

2008:  Brent Burns became the second defenseman to score 100 points as a member of the Minnesota Wild; he reached the milestone with a goal and an assist in a 6-5 loss vs Colorado.

2014:  Department of Player Safety fined Minnesota Wild Defenseman Marco Scandella $2,755.38, the maximum allowable fine under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for his illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward (Warroad, MN) T.J. Oshie that occured on November, 29th in St. Paul, MN - which was the same date as his Wild 5-year contract re-signing.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History